Raising a child or teenager with a psychological condition is a "perfect storm" of stress, sadness, and uncertainty.

Parents often feel isolated and alone, but the reality is that nearly one in five kids is affected by an emotional or behavioral disorder—that means a lot of families are in the same boat.  

Ann Douglas knows firsthand just how difficult it can be. Each of her four children (now thriving young adults) has struggled with one or more mental health challenges, including bipolar disorder, anorexia, ADHD, Asperger's, and depression. In Parenting Through the Storm (Guilford Press, October 2016,£10.99) she shares everything she has learned about navigating the maze of treatments, helping kids succeed in the classroom, and—most importantly—remaining strong and close as a family.

"I wrote this book in the hope of making the journey a little less lonely—and a lot less overwhelming—for you," Douglas writes. She believes strongly that "the only people who can ever truly understand the pain and heartache…are other parents who have walked this path." To that end, she weaves the voices and stories of other families in with advice from leading child psychologists. The result is a uniquely intimate and incredibly informative guide for supporting your child and helping them thrive.

While an official diagnosis is extremely important, it's rarely the whole story. Many children experience a cluster of different symptoms and "the problems are rarely simple," writes Douglas. "What these conditions do have in common is the challenge the present to children and families." In a compassionate, "real talk" tone, Douglas cuts through the confusing clinical jargon and speaks to parents about what matters most: the well-being of their kids. 

About the Author: 

Ann Douglas is an award-winning parenting writer and the mother of four children who have struggled with a variety of psychological problems—and are currently thriving. She speaks widely at health, parenting, and education conferences and hosts online conversations about parenting and mental health for a range of organizations. With acclaimed books including The Mother of All Parenting Books and The Mother of All Baby Books, Ann has helped hundreds of thousands of parents navigate the challenges and complexities of raising kids today. She lives with her husband and their youngest child in Peterborough, Ontario.

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